Local photographers honored for canal photos

Sean Sullivan /Courtesy of the Erie Canalway National Heritage CorridorThe photograph “Sunset Over Lock 7,” taken in Niskayuna by Sean Sullivan, took second place in the “On the Water” category in this year’s  Eire Canal Photo Contest.

Sean Sullivan /Courtesy of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
The photograph “Sunset Over Lock 7,” taken in Niskayuna by Sean Sullivan, took second place in the “On the Water” category in this year’s  Eire Canal Photo Contest.

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Sean Sullivan’s “Sunset Over Lock 7,” taken in Niskayuna, has placed second in the “On the Water” category in this year’s Erie Canalway Photo Contest.

Of the 435 entries evaluated, Niskayuna resident Sullivan finished strong with his scene of Lock 7.

Also placing high was Frank Forte’s Amsterdam photo, “Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Bridge.” It took second place in the “Canal Communities” category. Taking first place in the “Classic Canal” category was Schuylerville resident Susan Meyer, with the photo, “Upper Hudson Sunrise.”

All three photos, along with the nine other finalists, will be featured in the 2021 Erie Canalway Calendar, which will be available for free at various locations like libraries, and by request.

“These remarkable images remind us that the NYS Canal System remains a symbol of strength for our communities, providing a distinct sense of place and pride in where we live, work and play,” said a press release from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

“Many thanks to all who submitted images and congratulations to all of our winners.”

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